ice facts Selected as the most interesting among technology related questions in Technology quiz What sound can be heard when approaching an iceberg?A fizz. When a piece of iceberg ice melts, it makes a fizzing sound called "Bergie Seltzer". This sound is made when the water-ice interface reaches compressed air bubbles trapped in the ice. As this happens, each bubble bursts, making a 'popping' sound. The bubbles contain air trapped in snow layers very early in the history of the ice, that eventually got buried to a given depth (up to several kilometers) and pressurized as it transformed into firn then to glacial ice.Created by: globalquiz.orgAntarctic facts » This is Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. Why is it elevated?To avoid being buried in snow. All structures at the South Pole cause wind-blown snow to build up in the surrounding area (about four feet of snow per year). The station building has sloping lower portion of wall, which causes the snow to be scoured away.Created by: Debbie Foxtechnology facts » What is dry ice?Solidified CO2. Dry ice is used in refrigeration. It has an interesting property: it maintains a constant temperature of -78.5C in a warmer environment. This is because dry ice does not melt and sublimes directly into the gaseous form.Created by: Niezgodnaphysics facts » Which water phase is the most dense?Liquid water. Ice frozen at atmospheric pressure is approximately 8.3% less dense than liquid water. Thus, ice floats on liquid water.Created by: Kasiawater facts » On which of the following lakes are icebreakers most extensively used?Lake Superior. The Great Lakes are important shipping route, mainly for bulk goods like iron ore or coal. Several icebreakers are busy each winter to keep the route open.Created by: globalquiz.orglakes facts » Play technology quiz and see all the questions.